Set Up Your Amazon Echo (1st Generation)

To get started with Amazon Echo (1st Generation), place your device in a central location (at least eight inches from any walls and windows). You can place Amazon Echo (1st Generation) in a variety of locations, including your kitchen counter, your living room, your bedroom nightstand, and more.

Registration issues can often be caused by incorrect passwords. If you are receiving a password error or if you've forgotten your password, you can request a personalized "password reset" link.

Video: Amazon Echo Setup

  1. Download the Alexa app and sign in.

    With the free Alexa app, you can set up your device, manage your alarms, music, shopping lists, and more. The Alexa app is available on phones and tablets with:

    • Fire OS 3.0 or higher
    • Android 4.4 or higher
    • iOS 8.0 or higher

    To download the Alexa app, go to the app store on your mobile device and search for "Alexa app." Then select and download the app.

    You can also go to from Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Internet Explorer (10 or higher) on your Wi-Fi enabled computer.

  2. Turn on Amazon Echo (1st Generation).

    Plug the included power adapter into Amazon Echo (1st Generation) and then into a power outlet. The light ring on Amazon Echo (1st Generation) turns blue, and then orange. When the light turns orange, Amazon Echo (1st Generation) greets you.

  3. Connect Amazon Echo (1st Generation) to a Wi-Fi network.

    Follow the guided instructions in the app to connect Amazon Echo (1st Generation) to a Wi-Fi network. To learn more, go to Connect Your Echo Device to Wi-Fi.

    Tip: If your Amazon Echo (1st Generation) doesn't connect to your Wi-Fi network, unplug and then plug the device into a power outlet to restart it. If you still have trouble, reset your Amazon Echo (1st Generation) to its factory settings and set it up again. To learn more, go to Reset Your Echo Device.

  4. Talk to Alexa.

    You can now use your Echo device. To get started, say the "wake word" and then speak naturally to Alexa. Your Echo device is set to respond to the wake word "Alexa" by default, but you can change it at any time. To change the wake word by voice, you can say, "Change the wake word." You can also make this change in the Alexa app, by going to the menu and selecting Alexa Devices. Select your Echo device, and then select Wake Word.

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